We booked 3 nights, trusting the reviews on here. We were not disappointed. It was a few yards from the airport shuttle bus. The entrance was a bit under-whelming - could do with a coat of paint, but the hotel was excellent.
Even though it was only mid-morning our room was available in 5 minutes. It was on the 2nd floor, up the windy stairs. It was large, with a light bathroom. Heliot, the cat, miaowed to be let in, checked us out, explored our luggage, and then had to be coaxed out again.
The hotel was a few minutes walk from the centre. There were loads of street drinkers around the area, but this seemed to be the norm for Toulouse. We saw a few 'ladies of the night 'in the streets behind the hotel, but felt safe as no-one bothered us.
We chose to eat breakfast in the hotel - 7.50 euros. The breakfast room overlooked the small courtyard garden, and was ruled by Heliot, who seemed to be in charge! The croissants and bread were warm and fresh, and with the addition of coffee, juice, and apple compote, breakfast was OK.
Eating out in Toulouse was very good. Lovely creperie one night, Brasserie d'Opera another (18 euro menu was fantastic) and Hippopotamus at end of the road when it was raining.
We did the Airbus tour - shuttle bus to airport and taxi from there.
I haven't stayed in a 2 star hotel in France for years, but Hotel Heliot was charming. The owner was friendly and helpful, and always seemed to be on duty - he works 7 days a week. There was an air of 'tatty chic', very different from standard chain hotels. Bed was comfy, room was quiet, breakfast good, and cat tolerated us - what more could you ask?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This charming non smoking 2 stars hotel is an old family building of the beginning of the last century with large rooms.Located in a very quiet street, in the heart of Toulouse.You will be able to move quickly and conveniently to the economic and business centers of the region, as we are situated nearby the subway, the station, airport shuttles, and parking lot Jean-Jaures. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Heliot Hotel Toulouse